Debbe Magnusen, founder of Project Cuddle, “We want to thank Senator Mimi Walters and her committee for their resolution to honor the work of Project Cuddle and our efforts to prevent baby abandonment. We hope this recognition helps keep Project Cuddle going and growing with volunteers, donations and our annual fundraisers. Since its inception, Costa Mesa-based Project Cuddle has saved over 735 babies across the country and into Canada from the fate of being abandoned, or worse and just since January of this year; we have rescued 25 babies and have 2 more this week ready to deliver! Our case load has more than tripled and we are averaging 35 cases at this time.”
Project Cuddle (http://www.projectcuddle.org) is a non-profit organization that offers safe and legal alternatives to baby abandonment. They run a confidential, toll-free, 24-hour crisis hotline (888-628-3353)
Senator Mimi Walters (www. http://mimiwalters.com) represents the 37th District in the State Senate. She was overwhelmingly elected to the Assembly in 2004, re-elected in 2006, elected to the State Senate in 2008 and re-elected under new district lines in 2012. Mimi began her public service at the local level, as a member of the Laguna Niguel City Council in 1996. She is past Chair of the Laguna Niguel Investment, Banking & Audit Committee. Mimi is a founder of the California Women’s Leadership Association (CWLA) and has served on the Boards of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the American Cancer Society, and the South Coast Medical Center Foundation. A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, Mimi and her husband, David, live in Orange County with their four children.